Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources & Announcements
ORLA continues to work on behalf of Oregon's hospitality industry to provide information and resources to help mitigate the negative impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). With the fluid nature of this situation, ORLA intends to keep hospitality industry members informed by updating this resource page, emailing alerts, videos, and the CEO Message. To receive push notifications with coronavirus updates including actions you can take to assist us at ORLA in representing your interests, text “ORLA” to 52886.
June 1, 2020 - ORLA President & CEO Jason Brandt provided testimony to the Senate Interim Committee on Labor and Business. ORLA has been working in partnership with Oregon Business and Industry to educate policymakers on continued challenges for the hospitality industry and where more flexibility and education is needed to assist businesses moving forward. Download the presentation, Hospitality in Oregon: A Deeper Look at Restaurants and Lodging.
April 28, 2020 - The Governor’s Medical Advisory Panel and the Oregon Health Authority requested feedback from ORLA on draft Phase One Reopening Guidance for the restaurant/bars/breweries sector; read draft guidance here. ORLA responded to the draft guidance with industry expertise; read ORLA's response here.
March 18, 2020 - ORLA President & CEO Jason Brandt and Director of Government Affairs Greg Astley presented testimony during the Joint Special Committee on Coronavirus Response on our work to protect, improve and promote Oregon's hospitality industry. See the COVID-19 Economic Impact on Oregon Hospitality Industry presentation (updated 3.19.20).
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Worksystems is working with the State of Oregon on two National Emergency Grants focused on averting layoffs and helping those who have already lost their jobs. They are seeking input to help inform these grants and make sure they meet regional business and worker needs